Average Salary for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

Around 37,000 people attend Indiana University, a institution based in Bloomington, Ind. The school has a strong sports tradition (Go Hoosiers!) and its urban campus offers many benefits for its students. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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Software Engineer
15 salaries
Financial Analyst
12 salaries
Marketing Manager
12 salaries
Executive Director
10 salaries
Finance Manager
9 salaries
Senior Financial Analyst
9 salaries
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,283

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About This School

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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IU alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the consulting industry. Among IU grads, the education industry is a commonly chosen career field. Following graduation, IU students earn an average of $61K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes around $52K where the average male graduate hauls home $71K.


IU grads who become Software Engineers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average about $82K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Marketing Managers and Executive Directors; their salaries approach approximately $72K and $65K, respectively. Recruiters pick up $42K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


The most popular destination for former IU students is Indianapolis, Ind. The top-paying city popular with IU alumni is Washington, DC, which offers a median salary of approximately $76K. Home to the lowest median salary for IU alumni is Fort Wayne, Ind., a popular place for former students despite its $41K average paycheck. Other cities of interest include Chicago, Ill. and Bloomington, Ind.

Degree Major

IU grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $105K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Journalism are the lowest of the pack, earning about $44K.


Former Hoosiers with Financial Analysis abilities can expect to make 20 percent more than their former classmates ($73K). Roughly one in eight IU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Most grads report contributing to a 401(k). A large number of alums receive health insurance, and a fair number of alums get dental coverage. Other benefits awarded to Indiana University alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Louisville grads bring in salaries of around $60K, making them the most similar to IU alumni in terms of earnings. The University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Purdue University-Main Campus are also similar to IU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1570 1910
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington


46 %
54 %
$33,215 - $75,522
$39,842 - $97,233
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 313 votes.
$34,128 - $79,830
$58,555 - $107,852
$34,114 - $79,175
$35,440 - $82,260
$30,371 - $68,047
$37,038 - $121,512
$35,000 - $94,451

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